How the media covers “honor killings” reveals a double standard against women of different regions
Mic - 07/20/2017
In the U.S., 94% of female homicide victims, whose relationship with the offender could be identified, were killed either by a known male relative or acquaintance in 2013, according to a report released from the Violence Policy Center in September 2015.
The rate for domestic violence against women from intimate male partners are far more staggering. According to data from James A. Fox, a criminology professor at Northeastern University, 15,462 women were killed by their romantic partners from 2002 to 2012.